@World Championship Boxing!!~~: GOLOVKIN VS. JACOBS FIGHT~~!! CARD LIVE STREAM
World Championship Boxing: GOLOVKIN VS. JACOBS FIGHT CARD LIVE STREAM
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Middleweight Madness ensues when unified Middleweight Champion,
Gennady Golovkin meets WBA Middleweight Champion,
Daniel Jacobs for the World Middleweight Championship.
Golovkin vs Jacobs fight card and preview on Boxing PPV
Boxing: Golovkin vs. Jacobs
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 08:00 PM (EST)
This Saturday returns to PPV with Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs headlining an interesting card. All the details are here.
Saturday night, returns to PPV with their first major marquee fight of 2017. Undefeated KO machine Gennady Golovkin (36-0; 33 KO) returns to PPV to take on the tough challenge of Daniel Jacobs (32-1; 29 KO).
For quite some time now, fight fans (and Team Golovkin) have been itching for a true high level, marquee test for the Kazakh fighter. In WBA Middleweight champion Jacobs, they have... not quite that. But closer than we’ve yet seen. Jacobs is undefeated in 7 years, which includes coming back from cancer. Like GGG, he’s a powerful puncher, who hasn’t seen the final bell since defeating Ishe Smith back in 2009. He may not have the name recognition of Canelo, but this is a good opponent for Golovkin and an interesting match-up.
Also on the card is Golovkin’s frequent broadcast partner, The Little Drama Show, Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez. He takes on Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in his first fight since the death of his long-time trainer. This fight looks to be setting up a rematch with Carlos Cuadras, who also appears here.
Join us live this Saturday night March 18 for fight night coverage of Boxing Golovkin vs. Jacobs live on PPV.
GOLOVKIN VS. JACOBS FIGHT CARD
PPV, Sat. March 18, 9:00 p.m. ET
Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs
Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Carlos Cuadras vs. David Carmona
Ryan Martin vs. Bryant Cruz
Championship Boxing returns to “The World’s Most Famous Arena” on Saturday, March 18th with a must-see match-up between the two best Middleweights in the world! Unified Middleweight Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN returns to “The Mecca of Boxing” to defend his titles (WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO) against WBA Middleweight Champion and Mandatory Challenger DANIEL "THE MIRACLE MAN" JACOBS.
Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs), originally from Kazakhstan but now living in Los Angeles, currently holds the highest knockout ratio (92%) in Middleweight Championship history which has quickly distinguished him one of the most exciting attractions in all of sports. “GGG” will be going for an incredible 24th consecutive knockout victory when he steps into The Garden’s famed ring on March 18th. The bout will mark Golovkin’s fifth appearance at MSG.
Brooklyn's Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) is one of the biggest punches in the sport, winning his last 12 fights all by stoppage. "The Miracle Man" will look to prove that he is the best Middleweight in the world by handing "GGG" the first loss of his career.
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-0-0, 38 KO’s), fighting out of Managua, Nicaragua, will defend his title against Mandatory Challenger SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (41-4-1, 38 KO’s) of Si Sa Ket, Thailand. Chocolatito vs. Rungvisai will be the co-feature to the World Middleweight Championship
Top Lightweight Prospects, WBC Lightweight Continental Americas Champion, RYAN “BLUE CHIP” MARTIN, (17-0, 10 KO’s) of Cleveland, Ohio via Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Port Chester, New York’s BRYANT “PEE WEE” CRUZ, (17-1-0, 8 KO’s) will battle in a scheduled ten rounder.
World Championship Boxing: Golovkin vs. Jacobs
Golovkin vs Jacobs, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for March 14-18
Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs headline the week in boxing.Bounce, 9:00 pm ET, Travis Kauffman vs Amir Mansour, Omar Douglas vs Edner Cherry. Kauffman-Mansour should be an entertaining heavyweight scrap if nothing else, and Douglas-Cherry is a solid matchup. Steve Cunningham is also set to fight on the card, but doesn’t have an opponent yet.
Saturday, March 18
HBO PPV, 9:00 pm ET, Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs, Roman Gonzalez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Carlos Cuadras vs David Carmona, Ryan Martin vs Bryant Cruz. Here’s a big one, one I think we’re all looking forward to seeing. GGG and Jacobs both have power that can change a fight in one shot, and Jacobs may be the legit biggest threat to Golovkin at 160 pounds. The undercard is OK — if Gonzalez and Cuadras both win, they’re expected to fight again, as Cuadras is Gonzalez’s WBC mandatory. BLH will have live coverage.
CompuBox Preview+Prediction: Golovkin vs. Jacobs
Gennady Golovkin's critics have long cited the absence of genuinely threatening opponents during his 23-fight KO streak that goes back nearly nine years and his middleweight reign that has encompassed 12 defenses of the recognized version of the WBA title and five more defenses of subordinate versions. On Saturday, “GGG” will face a mortal threat from within as he will face WBA "regular" titlist Daniel Jacobs, who has scored 12-straight knockouts since his only defeat to then-WBO titlist Dmitry Pirog six-and-a-half years ago. Want to talk about a potential shootout? Both have fought past the eighth round a combined four times in their 69 fights while scoring a combined 39 KOs inside three rounds.
Precision Missiles: Golovkin's KO percentage -- the highest ever achieved by a middleweight champion in boxing history -- suggests he's a brutish wrecking machine, but in reality he's a state-of-the-art fighter jet that drops laser-guided bombs that level everything they hit. Consider his most recent effort against reigning IBF welterweight titlist Kell Brook: 64.7 punches per round, a jab that carved up Brook like a thanksgiving turkey (23.7 thrown/12.5 connects per round and 53% accuracy) and a hook that broke Brook's orbital bone the first time it landed.
Brook thrilled the London crowd by landing well in Rounds 2 and 3 but in reality he was staving off the inevitable. In Round 5, GGG lowered the boom as he went 30 of 67 overall (45%) to Brook's 6 of 21 (29%) and led 25-5 in power connects, prompting Brook's corner to intervene and cap a fight in which the Brit led 133-85 overall, 58-25 jabs and 75-60 power. Yes, it was a bit worrisome that Brook landed 37% of his power shots but Golovkin's 39% was more than enough to make up for it.
The Brook fight was just an extension of what GGG had been doing all along; if one includes Brook, in his last 12 fights, Golovkin has landed 40.5% overall (No. 2 on the Compubox Categorical Leaders list), 34.8% jabs (No. 1 on The CompuBox Categorical Leaders list) and 45.4% power (8% higher than the division average), while absorbing 25.4%, 15.9% and 33.5%, respectively. Also impressive was GGG’s jabbing as he landed 10.9 per round -- more than double the 4.8 middleweight average and No. 1 on The CompuBox Categorical Leaders list. GGG also landed 34.8% of his jabs, again No. 1 on the list. GGG more than doubled his foes' overall connects per round (27.5 vs. 11.5) and doubled their power connects (16.6 vs. 8.2).
Further, within this time frame, GGG amassed a plus-15.1 plus/minus rating -- tied for No. 3 among plus/minus leaders -- a super impressive number given his aggressive style (67.9 punches thrown per round/27.5 landed).
Golovkin vs Jacobs: Keys to Victory
By Michael Montero – This Saturday inside the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs will battle for middleweight supremacy. Both men will be facing their best opponent to date as professional prize fighters, with the WBC, WBA and IBF titles on the line. What does each fighter have to do in order secure the victory? Let’s take a look.
Daniel Jacobs 32-1 (29KO)
Too many fans are selling Jacobs short in this contest. The Brooklyn-bred WBA middleweight titlist is coming off the best training camp of his career, having worked in Oakland with his longtime trainer Andre Rozier and technical consultant Virgil Hunter, who’s helped mold Andre “SOG” Ward into one of the finest craftsmen in the sport. That additional guidance has the cancer survivor beaming with confidence ahead of his greatest career challenge. Jacobs weighed in at 174.8lbs for the WBC mandatory 30 day weigh-in. He was 167.8lbs at the 7 day weigh-in and appears on target to make 160 comfortably for this contest.
Jacobs is taller, longer, younger, faster and more athletic than Golovkin and will look to utilize his faster feet and long jab to keep him at bay. For Jacobs, distance, timing and angles will be the key; he must keep this fight in the center of the ring and look to tie Golovkin up any time he finds his back against the ropes. He must punch in combination, not going for the knockout but punching with enough authority to get his opponent’s respect. “Miracle Man” should use his reach to move Golovkin to where he wants him, throw accurate punches, and spin off. If Jacobs can keep GGG at a distance and box in the center of the ring, he can pull the upset. It will take the fight of his life.
Gennady Golovkin 36-0 (33KO)
Trainer Abel Sanchez has his signature fighter prepared for twelve full rounds. Golovkin has shown a tendency to get careless and be hit too easily in past fights, but he knows that could spell trouble against Jacobs. Look for GGG to work behind the jab and apply pressure on his opponent from the opening bell, backing Jacobs into the ropes and attacking the body to slow down his movement. Despite his reputation, Golovkin is not a true “one hitter quitter” type of puncher. He scores stoppages by chopping his opponents down.
For GGG, body punching will be the key, as well as working behind a consistent, ramrod jab. He cannot get lazy and dare Jacobs to hit him; he must stalk his prey with unwavering focus. The WBC, IBC and WBA “super” titlist is yet to be defeated as a pro and has faced the much better opposition. If he uses his underrated ring intelligence and experience to fight in a disciplined, controlled manner, he should retain his titles and make it look easy.
After a close, competitive four rounds fought on even terms, the tide will begin to turn in the middle rounds. The relentless pressure applied by the fighting pride of Kazakhstan will begin to wear down the New Yorker heading into the late rounds. Look for Golovkin to score an accumulation stoppage in the ninth round of a thrilling fight.
Golovkin vs. Jacobs & Roman Gonzalez vs Wisaksil Wangek review
By Harry Rowland: On paper this is the best fight in the Middleweight division, unless you consider Saul Alvarez a Middleweight and not a super Welterweight or Super Middleweight, which are the divisions he fought in last, and will be fighting in his upcoming contest, respectively.
Jacobs 32-1 (29) is a career Middleweight, has vast experience having turned professional almost a decade ago, is also in his prime at 30, and he has had a good recent win over Peter Quillin, for the WBA regular Middleweight title which has afforded him this mandatory challenge to the unified champion.
You have to look back as far as 2010 to find Jacob’s last and only loss, a fifth round stoppage to Dmitry Pirog for the then vacant WBO Middleweight belt. Jacobs was winning the fight at the time the huge right hand floored him onto his back, but Pirog did look the more comfortable in the fight despite being slightly behind. It’s hard to gauge this loss as it was so long ago, and Pirog, a fellow unbeaten prospect coming through at the time, has since been sidetracked with injuries, but one assumes he was going on to do big things in the sport, which would have strengthened Jacobs’ case here.
Jacobs has not only strung together 12 wins since losing to Pirog, but more surprisingly has also won a bout against a crippling cancer that had him in a wheelchair at one point. He has had two impressive stoppage wins over the crafty and hard to pin down Sergio Mora in his last 3 fights, and sports a whopping 88% knockout ratio.
There aren’t many fighters that have been mixing at world class level for as long as Jacobs has with that kind of knockout ratio, but Golovkin 36-0 (33) happens to be one of them. The current best Middleweight on the planet bar none, is on a record 23 fight KO streak, he has the highest knockout ratio of any Middleweight champion in history, and has barely lost a round since turning pro in 2006.
Golovkin has been criticized for not having an elite name on his resume, but he really has fought everybody available to him, and has bested some very capable fighters in Grzegorz Proksa, Matthew Macklin, Daniel Geale, Martin Murray, David Lemieux and Kell Brook. He should not have to move up a weight division to gain access to a defining fight, if he is comfortable at Middleweight. Carlos Monzon and Marvin Hagler didn’t do it so why should he.
Another criticism of Golovkin is his leaky defence, which he protests is due to wanting to put on a ‘drama show’ allowing his opponent a few free hits, only when he knows he is in control. This does explain his shootout with the smaller and lighter hitting brook, and his water tight defence when he was up against a puncher of equal stature in Lemieux.
It remains to be seen if Jacobs can shed some light on this quandary. I don’t believe a fighter with a suspect defence could get as far as Golovkin has without at least being wobbled. I do think that if the day comes that he is beaten, it will likely be by knockout, in a long drawn out war, where in a show of machismo he really won’t believe he is about to lose until it happens.
Golovkin’s timing is so good that his power is perceived as superior to any of his opponents. He doesn’t have incredible speed but his footwork is so educated that he can get into a position to plant them, and really get the momentum of his huge swings going. Whether it be head or body the combinations come in hard and fast with every shot hurting when it lands. Nobody has been able to live with him over the 12 round championship distance.
Jacobs is going to have to gain control early by taking the center of the ring, letting Golovkin feel his power shots each time he comes forward, but also knowing when to take a step back or to the side. If he backs off like he did against Pirog, chances are it will end in the same way. If he can hold his ground and match Golovkin’s output, he can win rounds. Jacobs has the skill and punch power to stand up to anybody.
Golovkin needs to hunt down his prey and get his combinations going on the front foot. He will need to proceed on the side of caution, especially in the early rounds but I think he knows this. He is not merely a big puncher that has managed to get himself out of trouble here and there, he has absolutely dominated all opposition using brain as well as Brawn.
I believe this is the toughest test of Golovkin’s career so far, and Jacobs will give his all but in a losing effort. It is too soon to be going against Golovkin purely based on his nearing 35 years of age. The unstoppable force that is GGG breaks his man down, ending things around the tenth round.
Roman Gonzalez vs Wisaksil Wangek
Gonzalez 46-0 (38) is three fights away from equaling Rocky Marciano and Floyd Mayweather’s records as unbeaten champions. One senses he will be only two away after this contest, His last fight, a thrilling all out war with WBC Super Flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras, looked to be the closest he has come to defeat, having stepped up to world honors in a fourth weight division. But he still won convincingly enough, taking on probably the best in his new division.
Wankek 41-4-1 (38) doesn’t seem to be on the same level, having boxed most of his career in his native Thailand against mostly second rate opposition. He has an interesting record, losing his first two fights by stoppage, and more tellingly most recently losing to Cuadras himself on a technical points decision over 8, where he was simply being out-boxed. Most oddly he has fought debutants in his last two fights.
Wanek is a solid fighter, but Gonzalez is on another level, he will be too busy, elusive and strong for his man. He will come straight at him with a relentless pressure unleashed with precision and skill. Waneks best chance would be to go hell for leather and hope for a knockout early on, as he has proven power in his 83% stoppage ratio, and doesn’t have the ability to outbox his man.
Gonzalez is such a fighter that any other match up in the Super Flyweight division other than WBO champion Naoya Inoue, will be disappointing for the fans, much like the Golovkin Canelo conundrum. He will have too much for his man in this one, and now having had more time to grow into the division, will likely stop him around the 7th.